Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 4
Contributed by: Zaady
What with our hooks, snares, nets, and dogs, we are at war with all living creatures, and nothing comes amiss but that which is either too cheap or too common; and all this is to gratify a fantastical palate.
Who needs forgiveness, should the same extend with readiness.
A great fortune is a great slavery.
There is no easy way from the earth to the stars. -Non est ad astra mollis e terris via
Source: Hercules Furens, 437
There has not been any great talent without an element of madness. -Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit
Source: De tranquillitate animi, XVII.10
A giant will keep his size even though he will have stood in a well. -Colossus magnitudinem suam servabit etiam si steterit in puteo
It is with life as with a play-it matters not how long the action is spun out, but how good the acting is.
He who decides a case without hearing the other side . . . though he decides justly, cannot be considered just.
The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
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